Music is Good for You!

Music is Good for You!

A study conducted by researchers at Exeter University in the UK has shown that music helps older adults maintain memory and problem solving skills.

The Joys of Being a Lifelong Learner

MacPhail Music for Life™ faculty, Andrea Leap, spoke with MPR host Chris Farrell, U of M psychologist /MN state president of AARP, Dr. Kate Schaefers, about trying new things in the second half of life and the importance of music to help enrich our lives as we age.

Suzuki Chamber Cello

Performs Gabriel de Souza Alencar’s Quarteto de Cellos #4 The Chamber Cello Group from the MacPhail Center for Music Suzuki Program performs Gabriel de Souza Alencar’s Quarteto de Cellos #4.

Lunar New Year Celebration at MNYO

with Chi-Chi Bestmann Conductor & violist, Chi-Chi Bestmann brought her Erhu (The Chinese violin, which she learned while growing up in Taiwan) to share with her orchestra members. They read …

Celebrate Ukulele Day

with Patsy O’Brien It’s World Play Your Ukulele Day. We asked MacPhail Music for Life ™ (MMFL) teaching artist, Patrick “Patsy” O’Brien, why he loves the ukulele. He has only …

How to Strengthen the Adult Voice

When vocal teaching artist Jerry Rubino works with older singers in MacPhail’s Voices of Experience choir, he’s noticed that many times singers new to the group don’t know what part …

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